By Kim Johnson


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Savvy shoppers know that sales, promotions and clearance prices happen at specific times in the year. That’s true for both big ticket and smaller everyday products. Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars gets us movin’ this Monday with things to buy in March to get the best price.

Frozen Foods

Since March is National Frozen Foods, as stated by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, you can expect to see deals on frozen foods. So stock up on frozen pizzas, vegetables and ice cream products.

Free Coffee

When daylight savings time starts on March 13, we’ll spring ahead and lose an hour of sleep. In years past, coffee shops and restaurants have offered free cup of joe on that Sunday and/or Monday to help America overcome sleep deprivation.

Fish And Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

Expect to some type of fish, fish stick, seafood, cocktail sauce and boxed mac & cheese to be on sale each week during Lent. Although sales will be consistent, the price points during those sales will vary week-to-week. You should be able to maximize your savings by using coupons for these things too. I’d also expect to see coupons for these foods throughout March, just like we saw in February.

Candy For Easter Eggs

Buy early and shop outside the big box and grocery stores. We often see the best bagged candy deals 3-5 weeks ahead of a major holiday, and they typically happen at drugstores like CVS or Walgreens.

Baking Supplies And Winter Foods

Easter marks the end of the wintertime grocery season. We won’t see sales or coupons on things like flour, yeast, nuts, chocolate chips, family-size frozen entrees and canned soup until the fall. Buy what you need over the next few weeks, while the sales remain, to last you through the summer.

Ham, Eggs And Vinegar

These foods are Easter staples. These all tend to be on sale for the two weeks prior to the holiday. Even if you aren’t hosting a large meal at your house, ham freezes well and can be cooked in a crockpot during the summer. Eggs can be made into quiche and frozen for a quick weeknight meal or Sunday brunch.

Kim Johnson

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